If you’re planning your wedding, you’ll know that choosing the perfect venue is a big decision. Robert Carter Photography is here to help you in your search. Here are our top 10 tips that will guide you in the right direction to finding the perfect wedding venue to suit you!
1.Choose a venue to suit your tastes
Every couple is so unique, so work together to find a venue that includes both of your personalities. Whether you go for a rustic barn, a grand manor, or a teepee farm wedding like Oaktree Farm Weddings , choose a venue to suit your personalities combined into one!
2. Stick to your original budget
Yes, it’s true! Finding a stunning venue is possible, even on one of the smallest of budgets. Talk to your other half and decide on how much you can afford to spend on a venue
How about having an intimate wedding at Sheffield's rustic wedding venue, Whitley Hall? A truly stunning venue.
One of the most important decisions you’ll make is the location of your wedding. You’re likely to have family and friends across the country or perhaps across the world, so choosing the perfect venue location is priority to making sure everyone can make it. Consider elderly relatives who may not be able to travel very far or have trouble walking up stairs.
Take into consideration the size of your guest list and what your ideas are for the day. Make sure your chosen wedding venue can accommodate your large party, or has the perfect intimate ceremony space for you and your 10 guests. You'll find Waterton Park Hotel has enough space for any size of wedding party
5. Keep an open mind
Not every wedding venue you visit will take your breath away. However, some unexpected venues may actually make your wedding day perfect! Keep an open mind to different ideas, themes and venue locations if possible. You may be surprised at what you might find!
6. Listen to couples recommendations
On your wedding day, you’ll want everything to run like clockwork from start to finish. Read reviews and recommendations of your selected venues to see how other couples day went, and make sure your wedding service is 5 star.
7. Always stay in control
Write a list of things you want to include on your day, and make sure your perfect wedding venue fits in with this. If you want a particular caterer, an ice sculpture or fireworks on your big day, make sure you make it happen! If a venue can offer this, you know you're half way to choosing the right venue.
8. Take note of the lighting
The one thing couples never think about when choosing their wedding venue, is lighting. There’s not much point having a gorgeous venue if nobody can see it! Make sure you have proper lighting to keep with the theme of your day. If all else fails, create your own stunning lighting!
9. Visit more than once
Always go and see your favourite wedding venues two or three times before you make the big decision. There’s no rush to sign on the dotted line. Make sure you take your time in choosing, as your venue will affect all the other choices you make leading up to the wedding.
10. Make sure you get ‘the feeling’!
You know when you get that feeling of butterflies, and you can totally see yourself walking down the aisle in that stunning venue? That’s ‘the feeling’, and it usually means you've found that perfect wedding venue.
Thats the end of our guide and we hope we’ve helped you on your way to finding the perfect wedding venue!
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